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NCJ Number: 114974 Find in a Library
Title: Iowa New Directions: Law Enforcement and Juvenile Operations
Corporate Author: Iowa Juvenile Justice Advisory Council
Division of Children, Youth and Families
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 61
Sponsoring Agency: Iowa Juvenile Justice Advisory Council
Des Moines, IA 50319
Type: Curriculum
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This training initiative for Iowa law enforcement officers is designed to increase their understanding of State and Federal law regarding removal of juveniles from adult jail facilities.
Abstract: The three major mandates of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act and the Iowa Jail Removal law are outlined, and exceptions to the jailing of juveniles are discussed. Secure versus nonsecure holding of juveniles is differentiated, and a juvenile detention checklist is provided. Procedures and activities associated with complaint and referral to juvenile court are delineated. The continuum of services available to juveniles on an immediate or emergency basis are examined, and the dispositional (postadjudicatory) options available to the court are detailed, including probation supervision, community service, counseling, shelter or foster care, and residential treatment. Finally, crisis intervention strategies for drugged or intoxicated and depressed/suicidal juveniles are identified. Included is an overview of the disease concept, the signs and symptoms of juvenile substance abuse and depression, and first aid and emergency procedures. Figures, related articles and information, and references.
Main Term(s): Police training programs
Index Term(s): Iowa; Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act; Juveniles in adult facilities
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